Common belief: If a contract goes down, you shouldn't bid it.
Verdict: False. We don't bid contracts we expect to make every time.
Another question I get asked frequently: "How do we stay out of 4?" You had 30 high card points, a 9-card fit--you did well to stay out of slam! Sometimes good games will go down because of bad luck: two finesses offside, a bad split somewhere, a surpris